Help with a cover letter or application for a job or postgraduate course

Writing a cover letter or completing an application form for a job or applying for a postgraduate course can be tricky things to get started. Once you learn the skill of selling your experiences you will find the process quicker and easier.

Step 1: Get the most out of your appointment use our Pathways first

Step 2: Application Review Appointments

20 minute, 1-1 tutorial style appointment led by our Application Advisers via Zoom or in person to help you tailor your application.
You can use Applications Advice appointments for help with:

  • A cover letter
  • Personal statement for a job or postgraduate course.
  • An application form.

The aim of application review appointments is to help you to:

  • Identify the relevant skills and experience required for the role or course you are applying to
  • Identify and articulate your own skills and experience and relate that to the role or course requirements
  • Structure your application in a logical manner so that it can be easily assessed by an employer or course leader
  • Become confident in your ability to write application documents and successfully apply this skill to future applications

You will receive feedback on your cover letter or application by our fully trained Applications Advisers and be supported in checking you have accessed our full range of online resources.

This service will not provide specific advice around the requirements for particular sectors or roles other than that stated in the job description. If you need help understanding what skills are needed for a job you should look at the guidance appointment service or use our drop-in services.

  • BEFORE BOOKING: Complete the relevant module/s in the Get Application and Cover Letter Ready Pathway and tailor your document for the job or postgraduate course you are applying to.
  • IN THE APPOINTMENT: be able to share a link to the information about the role. Take your own notes.
  • We aim to tutor you in skills for making applications to teach you to become self-sufficient. We cannot look at every application you prepare.

How to book

  • Log into CareerConnect
  • Go to >book>appointment>application review. You will need to upload your document at this point. We can review ONE application document per appointment.
  • Appointments are automatically released 24 hours in advance on a rolling basis. Monday appointments are released on Friday.
  • You may book two appointments in a 30 day period so use them wisely.
  • A missed appointment will use up one of your allocation, an appointment cancelled before the start time will not and you will be able to rebook. Please cancel on CareerConnect before the start of your appointment.